“Being in the forest can restore our mood.
Give us back our energy & vitality.
Refresh & rejuvenate us.
We know this deep in our bones.”
– Dr. Qing Li, Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School + world’s foremost expert in forest medicine
Natural wellness classes and workshops
Are you ready to connect with nature in a new way?
We can’t wait to meet you!
Register for upcoming workshops, special events, and monthly classes on our booking calendar below. Any questions, please feel free to Contact Us!
Register for Classes:
To sign up, simply click “BOOK” via our calendar below and follow the prompts. You can sign up for a single class or purchase a class punch card for reduced rates (learn about our pricing HERE).
Additional special events are listed BELOW the calendar, so be sure to check those out too!
Trouble viewing our calendar? Click HERE to head straight to our ClassFit scheduling page, where you can view the calendar of upcoming classes + sign up to join us! Questions? Shoot us an email at email@example.com and we’d be happy to help you. Thanks!
Upcoming Special Events:
Guided Shinrin-yoku: Full Moon Forest Walk
Saturday, October 8 at Blandford Nature Center
Join us for a special event under the night sky and experience the benefits of Shinrin-yoku, a relaxing Japanese wellness practice also known as “forest bathing.” Led by ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide Katie Venechuk, this experience will start with a brief introduction to the research and science behind shinrin-yoku and how it differs from a hike in the forest. We’ll then transition into a guided shinrin-yoku experience on the moonlit landscape, following the structure of a traditional forest therapy walk (3-hrs in length), where you’ll be offered a series of forest bathing invitations to calm your mind, awaken your senses, and notice new details of the world around you. This event is not a hike and the total distance covered will be less than 1-mile. We’ll end with a tea ceremony and community bonfire, offering you the chance to ask our guide questions, visit, and sip herbal tea beneath the moon and stars. Come see what nature has to share with you as you slow down, find presence, and enjoy the nighttime wilderness of BNC!
Blandford Member Registration: $35
Non-Member Registration: $40
Registration for this event is FULL!
Stay tuned for our November event at Blandford, T.B.A. soon!
Fall Wellness Retreat with Wellness Retreat MI!
October 21-22 at the Izaak Walton League, Belmont, MI
Join us for the FIFTH retreat with Wellness Retreat MI at the beautiful land & lodge of the Izaak Walton League, just 20-minutes from Grand Rapids! This Friday evening and full Saturday event is all about self-care, community, slowing down, and exploring diverse wellness modalities, led by a diverse group of talented wellness facilitators from the Grand Rapids area. Our guide Katie will be leading a nature immersion experience on Saturday afternoon, with a focus on coming into alignment with the changing seasons both around us and within us. This immersion will take you out on the beautiful land of IKES for guided nature meditation, forest bathing invitations, journaling in nature prompts, and a community gathered wild foraged tea ceremony. Other workshops include breathwork, a restorative yoga and sound bath, yin yoga, an active dreaming circle and more. We hope to see you there!
FULL Weekend Ticket: $115
Ticket includes ALL workshops, a delicious plant-based lunch on Saturday, curated and prepared by professional chef, Dr. Edward Evans, the option to camp onsite on Friday night, access to 40+acres of amazing nature & more!
We’ll see you in the forest!